I did it! I finally created a creamy Homemade Nutella, that even the Nutella Queen said “Wow Ma, pretty good” as she reached for another strawberry to dip.
I have been wanting to make Homemade Nutella for such a long time. Actually I did try it a few times with no luck. But this time I was determined I was going to get it. It is so easy, since your blender or food processor does all the work.
I found and tried a few recipes, most of them used cocoa and added water, I didn’t like that idea. I wanted to use a good dark chocolate and I preferred to use milk. I experimented with a few ideas and after some trial and error I think I got it.
The first attempt of this Homemade Nutella was met favorably by the Italian, although he found it too sweet and waaaay too crunchy. Think of crunchy peanut butter and there you have my crunchy Nutella. Not bad, but not quite what I had in mind. So off to the kitchen I went. This time I didn’t stop at just processing the roasted hazelnuts finely, I kept going until I reached the creamy stage and then I added a little melted chocolate mixture and kept on blending and adding and blending some more and when I thought I had blended enough, I blended some more. The result? A creamy chocolatey Homemade Nutella. Ready for spreading or dipping or even Baking, you decide. Enjoy!
- 59 roasted skinned hazelnuts make sure hazelnuts are fresh
- 1/4 cup cane sugar
- pinch of salt
- 3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate good quality (100 grams)
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon milk I used 2%, 100 ml
- 1/3 cup butter 80 grams
Roast hazelnuts for approximately 10-15 in a pre-heated 375° oven (190° celsius). Remove from oven and let cool.
In a small pot add chocolate (broken into pieces), butter and milk, heat on low until chocolate has almost melted remove from heat and stir until smooth. Let cool slightly.
In a blender or food processor add hazelnuts, cane sugar and salt, blend until mixture becomes creamy but with still some crunchy bits, approximately 20-30 minutes (maybe more) turning the blender/food processor off and on and scraping the sides with a spatula.
Once hazelnut mixture has become creamy add a little of the melted chocolate mixture and blend again until creamy, add a third of the chocolate mixture and blend again, until all chocolate has been added and mixture is very creamy. Pour into sterilized jars and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for the Homemade Nutella to thicken. Enjoy!
I heated the jar (out of the fridge) in a small pot of boiling water to soften it up for dipping.